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Oct 14, 2012 3:41pm EDT
's way. if we're going to advance u.s. national security interests, we cannot retreat, we have to go, to use the colloquialism, we have to go where the action is. we will take every step we can to mitigate the risk to the personal abroad, but we cannot and those risks, we cannot stay out of the action, we have to go there and as you correctly posit, because of the importance of benghazi in the development of the new libya, we have to forward operating locations there and have visit there by ambassador stephen. >> thank you very much. can you describe some of the challenges faced by security offices in analyzing security risks while allowing the diplomatic mission to interact with the local leaders and individuals in the population and still be effective? >> absolutely. that was one of the tensions we always had. we understood the need to engage across a wide spectrum of programs. that was one of the main reasons we wanted those security resources, so we could deploy sufficient resources to respond when there was a problem. there was not open warfare at all times in libya. generally s
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